Our Tip of the Day:
Although cats and dogs have learned to live with and tolerate us humans, it is still important that we always remember and take into consideration the fact that they are different than us. One major way in which our furbabies differ from us are their heightened senses. Studies have found that cats' sense of hearing is far beyond that of either dogs or humans. Cats can hear the mere squeak of a kitten or rodent from a great distance, and even through barriers. Dogs have a sense of smell far beyond that of most other species. One of my college professors once explained that when we humans smell pizza, we smell pizza, but when a dog smells pizza, it smells the breading, the tomato sauce, the Italian seasoning, the cheese, the pepperoni, the sausage, and all the bits and pieces that make up the pizza. All in all, though, when compared to humans, both cats and dogs have superior senses of smell and hearing. That being said, always be considerate of this when sharing a home with your furbabies. Smells that we perhaps can't notice, such as a dirty litter box or even an overabundance of fragrance, could seem like an assault to a cat or dog. Similarly, although they can't or won't tell us, a loud TV or pounding music could perhaps become irritating to a cat or dog. Always remember to be considerate of your furbabies' senses!